Foodservice Equipment Repair & Maintenance

Foodservice Equipment Repair & Maintenance offers care and maintenance tips for foodservice equipment to help foodservice professionals extend the service life of equipment as well as guidelines for disposing and replacing units.

CFESA's Tech Tips for Warewashers

Service agents offer 12 tips to help keep warewashers running.

Maintaining a Refrigerated Prep Table

Due to the high use of these units, proper maintenance is critical to prolonging the life of a refrigerated prep table. Here are five tasks that foodservice operators should regularly perform to keep these units operating at peak performance.

Refrigerated Prep Table Applications

Refrigerated prep tables are used to prepare and store ingredients for menu items and are a key piece of equipment for production.

How to Know When to Replace a Refrigerated Prep Table

When taken care of properly, refrigerated prep tables can provide many years of service. Yet, there are signs that may indicate the unit has reached the end of its service life.

Refrigerated Prep Tables: An Overview

Although refrigerated prep table ratings are for 1/3-size pans, these units can hold different configurations of various pan sizes.

Refrigerated Prep Tables

Refrigerated prep tables offer foodservice operators convenient cold storage along with space where they can prep a variety of raw ingredients for such menu items as salads, sandwiches and pizza. Culinary staff can slice, dice and chop ingredients before combining them with other items in this space.

Energy Efficiency and Microwaves

Microwaves are energy efficient by design.

Spec Check: Microwave

Due to varying sizes, wattages and capabilities, it is important for operators to do their homework before choosing a microwave.

Maintaining a Microwave

Microwaves are simple units that require minimal maintenance. Still, there are steps operators can follow to prolong the service life of these units.

Microwave Applications

All types of restaurants have applications for microwaves, from quick-service operations to casual and even fine dining.

How to Know When to Replace a Microwave

While some units from the 1970s remain in use, the typical service life for a microwave oven is about 2,500 hours. A number of signs will signify that a microwave may need replacing.